FOR the second time in successive seasons the Men’s Senior hockey Interprovincial tournament has been scrubbed.
The prestigious tournament was scrapped last year as Ireland pushed to try and qualify for the London Olympics. But there was disappointment when the news broke yesterday that this season’s tournament would follow the same path as last years.
The reason this time is that the new Irish National Coach would not be in-place in time to view the interprovincial teams.
Timmy Cockram crashed in his first hat-trick of the season as Kirk cup holders Lisnagarvey smashed half a dozen goals past Mossley last night.
In Pool B Annadale opened their Kirk Cup account in an eight goal thriller against Belfast Harlequins which saw Dale win 5-3 which included two goals from David Nichol.
Meanwhile, there is more cup action tonight as Banbridge travel to Stormont where they take on Civil Service in their opening game in the Kirk Cup. Whilst there is a derby clash in the Linden Cup, with Bangor playing North Down.
And tomorrow night Cookstown welcome Premiership new boys Antrim for their Kirk Cup game in Pool B
Tonight - Kirk Cup Pool A – Civil Service v Banbridge (7.45pm) Linden Cup Pool B Bangor v North Down (7.30pm)
Thurs. Kirk Cup Pool B – Cookstown v Antrim (8pm)
Kirk Cup Pool A - Lisnagarvey 6-0 Mossley Pool B - Belfast Harlequins 3-5 Annadale
Linden Cup Pool Pool B – Newry 2-2 Campbellians.